Watching the candidates

I’m not usually very political.  I don’t care much about elections, campaigns, politics or policies, and things like that.  But that didn’t stop me from watching the USA presidency candidate talks at Google.  Here are the names and what I think  of them:

  • Ron Paul.  This was the only video that I watched in full length.  This guy speaks good, and he has plenty of common sense in him.  He’s also pretty popular on the Web, but, somehow, I doubt that he will make it to the president.  He and his campaign contradict the interests of too many people.
  • Hillary Clinton.  She speaks like a politician with a lot of experience.  That’s probably why I don’t understand much of her.  Watched the video for about 10 minutes.
  • Barack Obama.  I don’t have much interest in hearing how he reads “I think” and “I believe” of the paper.  He looked very much like someone who haven’t written those notes…
  • John Edwards.  This is the case of one picture being a thousand words. It’s much easier and faster to say “I don’t believe that guy” after taking half a second look at him, than listening to an hour of him talking.

4 thoughts on “Watching the candidates”


  1. Lenia,
    I like your comments on candidates which are sharp and straight to the point.
    It would be interesting to read your thoughts about the candidates for the forthcoming election which, I suspect, may be a bit more relevant to us ( I mean our country’s presidential in February) ;)


  2. Lana,

    well, as to Cyprus presidential elections, that’s where me not being very political kicks in. I don’t even know who the candidates are, not to mention their campaigns or my opinions of them.

    From my very unpolitical look of things, here are the thoughts. I’ve spoken to a few Cypriot friends of mine and most of them will vote with a blank bulletin (against all). This has probably something to do with most of them being young and un-political too. As to the question of who will win the elections, most of them tend to think that it will the current president, Mr.Papadoupoulos. Despite his funny nose (which has got its share of jokes), they say that the majority of the population is pretty satisfied with how things went during these last few years.

    As for the foreigners in Cyprus, I hear that they’ll benefit the most if the current president is changed with someone else, because if the current president will leave, so will Mrs.Shakali, who is a well known pain in any process related to getting residential permits or citizenship.

    For me personally, this whole election thing is not important. It never has been. I liked things as they were with Mr.Cleridis, and I haven’t noticed much changed with Mr.Papadopoulos, and that is, if you ask me, how things should be. The government shouldn’t interfere in the day-to-day lives of the citizens, and I think Cyprus government does a pretty good job of it. Can it be better? Yes. Can it be worse? Yes, much worse. But I don’t think that I know or care enough to participate in the process. It has been managed very nicely without me so far, and I’d like to keep it that way.


  3. As for me I’ll vote for Papadoupoulos because as you’ve said the majority of population (me included) are satisfied with his presidency and what it’d brought to the country. So, why to seek change?
    I understood that he took his courage to resist the ill famous Anan’s plan, and many Cypriots I know respect him for this.

    I’ve read about the other candidates and their programs and learn that one of them is a communist! OMG this is another reason I’ll go to vote…

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